According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, more than 80 percent of teens regularly use a cell phone, making it the most common method for cyberbullying. In addition, "about half of young people have experienced some form of cyberbullying, and 10 to 20 percent experience it regularly." Because of these startling statistics, we've created this short video clip for you to share with your staff during Bullying Prevention Month:
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Cyberbullies' actions can have a greater and longer lasting effect than traditional physical bullying. Their messages can spread rapidly because of the viral nature of their tools. If you or your colleagues identify a bully, you must make sure your school district has an "Acceptable Use Policy" (AUP) that governs off-campus computer use or the use of other communication devices away from campus. School districts that have not implemented an AUP have successfully been sued for punishing a student that commits cyberbullying.
We all agree, it's hard to keep up with how quickly technology is changing. But, the great news is that the SafeSchools Online Training System includes an Online Safety: Cyberbullying course that can help your staff understand the many ways that students exploit technology in order to harm others. The online course can be accessed from any web-enabled device, when it's most convenient for your staff members' schedules.
To watch a short overview of the SafeSchools Training System, please click here. For more information, please contact us at 1.800.434.0154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reprinted from the School Safety Matters Newsletter published by Scenario Learning, LLC.